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Wooden Keg Liquors

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Type: Store

20219 Jefferson Blvd
Hagerstown, Maryland, 21742-4347
United States

(301) 733-6594 | map
woodenkegliquors.com

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Added by chOAKbarrell on 11-20-2005

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
54
pDev:
7.16%
 
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 36
Reviews by therica:
Photo of therica
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%

We special-order all of our kegs for our personal semi-annual beerfests, here. Every employee is outstanding, friendly, beer-knowledgeabe and willing to help. If you want to talk beer or get advice, this is the place in Hagerstown.

The selection is fairly wide, relatively speaking, for this area-- not many beer or liquor stores carry much beer that is more exotic than Heineken or Bass, if even that.

I wish their hours were just a little later, both on weeknights and weekends-- but you can't ask for everything! It's a slightly difficult place to find, at first (directly across from the entrance to Yingling's Golf Center). But it's also close to Hagerstown Community College, and you know how students can be rather knowledgeable and demanding about good beer....

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Photo of imbibehour
4.14/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Pretty solid place.

Very tucked away and unassumingly outside of Hagerstown, near the picturesque area of Antietam Creek.

The store is a tiny almost barn looking like building, which has half of the building dedicated to its beer selection. Selection is pretty good, with a mix of bombers and 6 packs. Foreign is nicely organized with some good things if a little tiny. There's a section also where you can get a few singles that are broken up that aren't the usual mass market beers.

The isles are a bit crammed which makes finding things sometimes a bit of a chore as things are just slammed on top of each other, and with a little bit of concern that you will knock something over. Staff is helpful and knowledgeable in finding items, and also good in answering questions as they were helpful with me in finding new items.

A worthy stop if you are in the area.

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Photo of Trackster219
4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jlrejenkins
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Guided to this great little place from Beer Advocate on trip him from D.C. Great selection, lots of variety packs, and friendly service. Only down-side was no local singles for mixed sixers.

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Photo of gretareagan
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of webtrout
4.87/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rmac
4.62/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Very nice selection of craft beers. Belgium and German 500ml bottles very well organized and displayed on shelves. Domestic crafts usually in the coolers or still in the cases stacked on the floor. The full time employees are very knowledgeable and will suggest an alternative brew if they don't have what you want. If it is distributed in Maryland, they can usually can get it..

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Photo of oatsodas
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ZEB89
4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TonyStines
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great find a little off the beaten path! Great selection of beers!

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4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of misternebbie
4.29/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Nice clean little store, beer aisles are a bit crowded but they have a ton of beer shoved in there. Pricing seems decent and the employees are knowledgeable and helpful. If you ask they typically have some special beers stored in the back.

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of y2jrock60
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

This place has a nice rotating selection of local and some hard to find beers to the area. The prices are reasonable and the staff is helpful. If I'm looking for a hard to find beer this is usually the place I stop first. I would be hesitant to purchase some bottles of the wooden shelves in the back. Some of them are covered with dust, it's hard to tell how long some of them have been there. It's not a big deal if your looking for a sour though. Overall, a great place to check out if you're in the area.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Sterby
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Discovered Wooden Keg after googling 'best beer store' in Hagerstown MD. Stopped in on a Thursday late morning in April. Big delivery day. Service was outstanding - Joe was very helpful. Selection was excellent for the MD/PA area. They get a higher volume of hard-to-find beers than almost anybody else out there. Picked up a case of fresh Green Flash Road Warrior, SN N Hemisphere fresh hop, a few sours, and some fresh Mo (Maine Beer Co) Most stuff is fresh, but others are not, especially if they're pushing a close-out deal. Always check the date. Nice selection of barrel aged beers and sours. Highly recommend!

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.29/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here as I was "passing through." Not particularly right off the main road, but well worth the 10 or so minutes to get there off the highway.

The beer section is rather cramped with many boxes sitting out that are setup to create aisles to walk through. The highlight of the visit was when one of the employees pointed out that they just got in a sour from New Belgium; Le Terroir. I was very happy to see this one, and grateful that he pointed it out. Of the many things laying out, some of them had a massive wad of dust on them. For the Old Embalmer '12, and things like it, it's perfectly fine.

I got a lot of nice brews here, so it was a nice stop.

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Wooden Keg Liquors in Hagerstown, MD
Place rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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